Could not put this book down until the end.. Was hoping for a 2nd book..
Marcus Stiller, along with two of his students, finds a growing, red spot on the moon. As the world wonders what the cause might be, Stiller struggles with the truth of science and faith - two worlds he thought stood alone, but now is not so sure.
We are introduced to Julie Waal, a character surrounded by deception, and the reader is taken on a journey through mental illness and horrors involved. Add a three-named-professor-stalking-nutcase and you have some serious plots to intertwine.
Two of the nation's top astronomers have confirmed Marcus Stiller's discovery before the national media. A dark red spot has appeared on the lunar surface, a spot no one can explain. And it's growing. *The was a suspenseful book and kept my interest. The ending was a little weak and didn't satisfy me fully.*
I had a little bit of trouble getting past the blood at the beginning of this book. It was so scary, I would not have kept reading if it had been a less trustworthy author! But Gansky has proven himself over and over again, so I kept reading. This was a great mix of modern science, astronomy, psychology, politics, prophecy - sanity & truth vs. deceit & terror.
The book was very predicable. There were basically three different stories that you knew would eventually come together. It was a decent read. Fascinating? Hardly. The main character was well written.
The characters were ok, some were memorable, others not so much. The story was a 5 out of 10. I didn't like how some of the parts were wrapped up or the loose ends.
I bought this at .99 cent store or Dollar tree store....that should have been a hint.
Not sure I would give that author another shot.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Rooted for characters I wouldn't have expected, even felt like I was them and throwing my fist into the air! The last book I was this involved was The Incumbent, and that was great too!
Riveting as always. Gansky craftily spins a web that makes you not want to put his books down. Great story line showing real people of faith and people searching for God. Super read!